Performance

For the most part overall performance benchmarks on a motherboard are more a formality than anything else. What we are looking for are numbers that don’t perform up to the average, in other words we are keeping an eye for any weird bugs that you might run into while using the board day to day. It’s hard to compare the numbers to any other boards because they are really based on the memory, CPU, and video card more than anything else (a little on the SSD as well in some tests).

Finally getting a third X99 board tested gives us a better look at the overall performance you can expect to see. The X99S MPower performed on par with the other two boards for the most part. The time difference between this review and the two launch reviews does provide a bit of an improvement from updated drivers though. This could especially be seen in PCMark 8. Oddly enough I dove into the breakdown expecting to see that video card driver improvements helped with PCMark but surprisingly it actually performed a little slower on the GPU tests but pulled ahead with everything else. Most of the game benchmarks were on par but Bioshock Infinite did see a nice bump up to 106.25 FPS.

3DMark

Motherboard

Overall Score

Graphics Score

Physics Score

Asus X99 Deluxe

8959

9738

16185

EVGA X99 Classified

8963

9753

16075

MSI X99S MPower

8992

9801

16009

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated Score

Asus X99 Deluxe

4183

EVGA X99 Classified

4272

MSI X99S MPower

4697

Passmark Overall Score

Asus X99 Deluxe

4975.9

EVGA X99 Classified

4981.2

MSI X99S MPower

5016.1

Bioshock Infinite Average FPS

Asus X99 Deluxe

100.48

EVGA X99 Classified

98.23

MSI X99S MPower

106.25

Tomb Raider Average FPS

Asus X99 Deluxe

56.7

EVGA X99 Classified

56.9

MSI X99S MPower

57.2

Hitman: Absolution Average FPS

Asus X99 Deluxe

46.6

EVGA X99 Classified

46.7

MSI X99S MPower

46.7

Sleeping Dogs Average FPS

Asus X99 Deluxe

61.5

EVGA X99 Classified

62.0

MSI X99S MPower

61.3

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35890 19 Nov 2014 19:48
Today I take a look at another X99 motherboard, this time something with a little lower price point compared to the other boards I have tested.

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